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Stuart Forster named Journalist of the Year at the 2016 Holland Press Awards

Stuart Forster was named Journalist of the Year at the Holland Press Awards, whose 2016 awards ceremony held on 1 March at the Hoxton Hotel at Holborn, London. Stuart became the first person to retain the prestigious title, which is awarded for … ..more

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New Bradt Basque Country Guidebook by Murray Stewart

In this, the most complete guidebook to the Spanish and French Basque Country and Navarre, BGTW member Murray Stewart covers the principal cities – rejuvenated Bilbao, beautiful San Sebastián, verdant Vitoria and lively Pamplona —- and also delves deeper into … ..more

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Isla Baja

Our bus journey to Isla Baja was spiced with scandalous tales of nocturnal visits from German gentlemen and pre-marital trips to volcano-top hotels (did the earth move? No one dared ask). Fie, strumpet, get thee to a nunnery! Luckily, our … ..more

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Mountain biking in Las Lagunetas

The summer-evoking scent of pine was the first thing I noticed upon getting out of the Canary Bike Tours pick-up van. We had arrived at the start of the mountain bike trail that runs through Las Lagunetas, a protected area … ..more

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Paragliding: getting your second wind

Lindsay Sutton takes to the air. NEVER mind ‘The Wrong Kind of Trousers.’ We had ‘The Wrong Kind of Wind,’ if you’ll pardon the expression. No, not related to tummy trouble. Or to a Wallace and Gromit caper, even though … ..more

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Walking Amongst Volcanoes in Tenerife

Last night we squinted through the dusk to follow the rocky, uneven path that led us back from a fiery sunset looking down into the gaping mouth of Pico Viejo, and descended Mount Teide, the moon shadow of our cable car … ..more

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Mount Teide

They say the altitude might affect you. Hardly surprising. The Teleferico Teide cable car shoots up to the upper station at 29kmh in a matter of minutes and suddenly you’re at 3,555 metres. A glass of bubbly or mug of hot … ..more

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Bradt Travel Guides scoop Gold Award

Bradt Travel Guides – founded by Guild member Hilary Bradt – scooped the Gold Award at this year’s Wanderlust Travel Awards in the Top Guidebook Series category, beating DK Eyewitness and Lonely Planet into second and third places respectively. It’s been a good few months for … ..more

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Whale Trail

Liz Gill spots pilot whales and bottle-nosed dolphins off the coast of Tenerife I’m not much of a betting person but a 99 per cent chance should be good enough for anyone so I’m quietly confident as our catamaran pulls away … ..more

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Strolling around Santa Cruz

On Tenerife’s northeast coast, Santa Cruz is the island’s capital. During the BGTW AGM in Tenerife, our group spent a couple of hours on a comprehensive guided walking trip. First up was the Expressionist Auditorio de Tenerife, inspired by the … ..more

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